A Taste of Yukon
There was just enough snow to add sparkle to the mountain tops and ice the tall Jack pines with extra frosting when Monda Rosenberg and I arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon to take part in the Taste of Yukon Fundraiser for the Yukon Food For Learning Association. The association raises money so that schools can provide breakfasts and lunches for any students who would otherwise go hungry and not be able to learn at their highest capacity. We were able to visit a couple of these schools and a high school in which Pat McKenna teaches a culinary course to students who prepare all the food for the cafeteria. The Fundraising event itself was at Yukon College on Friday night. The students there helped us prepare for our demonstrations, mine being Wine Pickled Salmon from A Taste of Canada. (I will add it to my recipe page.) It was such a delight to work with these young people under the guidance of the staff in the Culinary Arts Program…Gene Batten, Ryan Cumming and Brigitte Koller who were all very helpful. Monda and I also offered to prepare a brunch for eight as an auction item at the event; Sunday morning eight charming people arrived at the home of Sandra Henderson who had actually hosted us several times during our stay, and we prepared a three-course brunch which included my Wild Rice Pancakes with Sour Cream and Yukon Caviar along with Brie and Prosciutto Bread Pudding, both from my book A Taste of Canada. Monday night was another gathering at Sandra’s house when the Board of Directors of the Association along with its Coordinator, Dennis Rankin, treated us to a potluck supper as a delightful ending to our wonderful Yukon stay.
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